Thank you for the outpouring of love and positivity with my previous Blackout post. I looked at every single note I got, and I want to thank every single one of you for giving me the confidence to post these recent selfies of mine.
I used to hate my big, black lips. I would refuse to wear lipstick or lip gloss for the longest time because I thought it drew attention to what was already an ugly part of me. But in the last couple of years I’ve come to love them (and wear lipstick!). It’s a struggle sometimes to love yourself, especially being black. But every day you need to dare to love yourself more than the day before. And that’s what Blackout is about.